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Old 27th March 2010, 10:35   #1
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Just came across this on the Llumar website: Welcome to LLumar website

Has anyone tried this product? It would be great to have it on scratch prone areas like the bumpers.
Best part is :factory-backed warranty against turning yellow, cracking, peeling, bubbling !

Usually such protective films get yellow or peel off over time, if this retains it color and shape it would be virtually invisible even up-close.
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Just came across this on the Llumar website: Welcome to LLumar website

Has anyone tried this product? It would be great to have it on scratch prone areas like the bumpers.
Best part is :factory-backed warranty against turning yellow, cracking, peeling, bubbling !

Usually such protective films get yellow or peel off over time, if this retains it color and shape it would be virtually invisible even up-close.
Hi Sahil,

I did ask the llumar guys about this a couple of months back but apparently they do it only for brand new cars which are just out of the showroom.
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It's a great product. I had checked out 3M's stuff abroad, and then Lumars at some expo. Basically, and as you posted, the PPF is a thin transparent sheet that is pasted onto the body, and acts as "protection" against surface scratches, colour deterioration etc.

Remember, fitment is complicated and I remember a rep stating that the quality of install is everything (no creasing, bubbles etc.). Only two disadvantages I've heard of : Film loses its gloss after a couple of years and will make the paint look dull (though it actually isn't). And the separator line (i.e. where the film starts) will show with time (as a layer of dirt acculumates in that area).

Go for it. And then, update us on the price, install and overall look.
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Check this thread out REALLY a fan of Paint Protection film now !! UPDATED Refilmed!! - NZHondas.com
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But as far as I know(mostly through detailing forums), you can normally wax a paint protection film to keep it glossy, just like the paint!

(Though only a pure sealant/wax can be used on a paint protection film!)

I'm gonna try getting this film on the lower parts of my i20's front and rear bumper + the area under the doors(part of the quarterpanel)
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Link: http://www.ebay.in/itm/Autographix-C...#ht_2433wt_906

Came across this product from Autographix. As per the seller's description, it comes as a kit with individual sheets for each area like mirror cover, bumper corners etc.

Its a universal size, so will probably fit on all cars. The price too looks attractive when compared to 3M's PPF. But, not sure about the quality.

Applying the film with perfection is a challenge though. If anyone had the chance to use it, please share the experience.
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Has anyone tried the PPF? Is it worth it?
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Has anyone tried the PPF? Is it worth it?
Am using 3M PPF on ORVM. Like GTO pointed out, it makes the paint look dull and the edges will house dirt over a period of time. Also, the installation is a bit tricky on sharp edges and curves. It does the job really well though. I would recommend using this only on the ORVMs though. Saved couple of scratches.
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I got the PPF done on door edges, door handles, door sill and swinging boot edge. It works very well. The installation on door edges is tricky.

You can put it on any car except white. Over a period it becomes slightly yellowish on a white car. Not noticeable on any other colour.
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You can put it on any car except white. Over a period it becomes slightly yellowish on a white car. Not noticeable on any other colour.
Damn it Just when I was thinking of putting it on my white car!

Thanks for the heads up!
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Damn it Just when I was thinking of putting it on my white car!
Sahil,

3M is in the process of launching a new film specifically for white cars. I was at a 3M detailing centre here a few weeks ago for some work on my white Brio and the Sales Manager gave me a free demo piece of the new film for the LHS ORVM of my Brio.

I had previously installed the older film on my white Brio and yes, the yellowish fade of the film is marginal, especially on the areas exposed to a lot of direct sunlight.

The piece stuck on my ORVM was a demo piece so I can share feedback with them before they commercially launch the product in the coming months.

My advice would be to wait a few more months and check with your local 3M centre.
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Sahil,

3M is in the process of launching a new film specifically for white cars. I was at a 3M detailing centre here a few weeks ago for some work on my white Brio and the Sales Manager gave me a free demo piece of the new film for the LHS ORVM of my Brio.

I had previously installed the older film on my white Brio and yes, the yellowish fade of the film is marginal, especially on the areas exposed to a lot of direct sunlight.

The piece stuck on my ORVM was a demo piece so I can share feedback with them before they commercially launch the product in the coming months.

My advice would be to wait a few more months and check with your local 3M centre.
That's great news gpa. Please do keep me posted on the name of the product and when it will be launched! Thanks!
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I got the PPF done on door edges, door handles, door sill and swinging boot edge. It works very well. The installation on door edges is tricky.

You can put it on any car except white. Over a period it becomes slightly yellowish on a white car. Not noticeable on any other colour.
Mine is a Grey DZire.
I was thinking of putting it over the full car. Is it way too costly for the complete car? Or am I missing something?
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Mine is a Grey DZire.
I was thinking of putting it over the full car. Is it way too costly for the complete car? Or am I missing something?
It's around Rs. 460/sqft. Whole car will be easier to repaint than apply film.
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Mine is a Grey DZire.
I was thinking of putting it over the full car. Is it way too costly for the complete car? Or am I missing something?
Like Vid6639 mentioned, it is quite expensive to apply for the full surface area of the car. That will perhaps make sense only for very expensive cars.

The common strategy (on our regular vehicles) is to target the PPF on common impact areas in traffic, areas where you are most likely to accumulate nicks and scratches. Examples are the 2 outside mirror cowls, bumper corners, door edges (when opening the door against a wall), running board (scraping shoes while the occupant is getting into/out of the car), etc. If you are ok to spend a bit more, you could get the bonnet done up too. This will prevent paint chips from stones hitting the car on the highway, such as when following trucks or driving through under-construction areas.
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